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Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Youth Chorus in Olympia, Easter oratorio at LDS Sumner and Tacoma, Rich Ridenour with the Tacoma Symphony and “Joy Luck Club” at Tacoma Little Theatre

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on March 22, 2013 at 5:47 am |
March 19, 2013 11:51 am

Tacoma Youth Choruses in Olympia

The Tacoma Youth Chorale, the Young Men’s Chorus and the Young Women’s Chorus will perform at the by-donation music series at St. John’s Episcopal, Olympia. Music includes choral classics, gospel standards and 21st-century compositions by Bach, Brahms, Schubert, Mendelssohn and more. 3 p.m. March 24. Entry by donation, free child care and artist reception. St. John’s Episcopal Church, corner 19th Ave. SE and Capitol Way, Olympia. 360-352-8527, stjohnsoly.org

Easter oratorio at Mormon churches in Sumner, Tacoma

After successful performances last year, Sumner and Tacoma Mormon churches are remounting the Easter oratorio “Lamb of God” by Rob Gardner this and next weekend, directed by soprano Erin Guinup. There’s an accompanying video presentation. 7 p.m. March 24 at LDS Church, 512 Valley Ave. E., Sumner; 7 p.m. March 31 at LDS Church 1102 S. Pearl St., Tacoma. Admission free. lds.org

Pianist Rich Ridenour with Tacoma Symphony

Entertainer and concert pianist Rich Ridenour presents a pops concert of piano favorites with the Tacoma Symphony this Sunday – everything from “Piano Man” and “The Entertainer” to Debussy and Elton John. 2:30 p.m March 24. $24-$77. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, tacomasymphony.org, broadwaycenter.org

TLT does “The Joy Luck Club”

Tacoma Little Theatre presents the stage adaptation of Amy Tan’s bestseller “The Joy Luck Club,” directed by Seattle’s David Hsieh, which tells the story of Chinese-American families exploring their past and the relationships between each mother/daughter pair. Opens tonight. 7:30 p.m Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through April 7. (Pay-What-You-Can 7:30 p.m. March 22). 13+. $12.50-$24.50. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2281, tacomalittletheatre.com

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